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Cleaning & Disinfecting: Soft Surfaces, Electronics, & Laundry

4/7/2020 (Permalink)

In addition to recommendations for wiping down frequently touched surfaces in your home, the CDC offers the following guidelines for Soft Surfaces, Electronics, and Laundry.


For soft surfaces such as carpeted floor, rugs, and drapes.

Clean the surface using soap and water or with cleaners appropriate for use on these surfaces.

Launder items (if possible) according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Use the warmest appropriate water setting and dry items completely.

Disinfect with an EPA-registered household disinfectant



For electronics, such as tablets, touch screens, keyboards, and remote controls.

• Consider putting a wipeable cover on electronics

• Follow manufacturer’s instruction for cleaning and disinfecting. (If no guidance, use alcohol-based wipes or sprays containing at least 70% alcohol. Dry surface thoroughly.)



For clothing, towels, linens and other items.

• Launder items according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Use the warmest appropriate water setting and dry items completely.

Wear disposable gloves when handling dirty laundry from a person who is sick.

• Dirty laundry from a person who is sick can be washed with other people’s items.

Do not shake dirty laundry.

Clean and disinfect clothes hampers according to CDC guidance for surfaces.

• Remove gloves, and wash hands right away.


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